All Systems & interiors articles – Page 9

  • A320neo

    Combined cockpit-voice and data recorder set for A320neo line


    Airbus A320neos will have a new combined cockpit-voice and flight-data recorder line-fit option this year following certification of L3Harris Technologies’ latest model. It features over 25h of cockpit recording and 25h of datalink recording, plus more than 70h of flight-data recording. Part of the company’s SRVIVR25 product range, ...

  • Zim Flugsitz

    Seat maker Zim Flugsitz files for insolvency


    German seat manufacturer Zim Flugsitz has filed for debtor-in-possession insolvency proceedings, citing a “persistent and considerable decline in sales since the start of the coronavirus pandemic”.

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    Certification testing starts on new Il-96 navigation system


    Russia’s new Ilyushin Il-96-400M is set to benefit from an upgraded navigation system for the four-engined type, after certification testing of the equipment commenced. Testing is being conducted on an Il-96-300 airborne laboratory – a former Aeroflot aircraft, registered RA-96007, originally delivered to the Russian carrier in 1993. ...

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    Diehl’s vision for post-coronavirus crisis aircraft cabins


    The prospect of having to modify aircraft cabins in order to reduce the infection risk during flights will likely be another headache for cash-strapped airlines battling to survive the coronavirus crisis. However, Diehl Aviation sees an opportunity to respond to passenger health concerns with new products and, the German ...

  • Sukhoi Superjet 100

    Superjet starts flight tests with domestic inertial navigation system


    Irkut has commenced testing of a domestically-built inertial navigation system which will feature on a modified version of the Superjet 100. The system – known as the BINS-2015 – is intended to replace the foreign-supplied equipment used on serial Superjet aircraft. Irkut, which has absorbed the Sukhoi civil ...

  • Korean Air 747-81

    ​Korean Air to sell in-flight catering and retail businesses


    Korean Air is selling its in-flight catering and duty-free businesses and has signed a memorandum of understanding with local private equity fund, Hahn Company. The investment firm describes itself as “specialising in buyouts and corporate restructurings in South Korea”, according to its website. Korean said in ...

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    Airbus completes two-year autonomous systems trials


    Airbus has concluded a two-year-long autonomous-systems test project after over 500 flights, achieving significant breakthroughs in technology demonstrations.

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    Vu Systems completes flight testing of passive millimetre wave sensor


    Vu Systems has completed development flight testing of what it describes as “civil aviation’s first passive millimetre wave (PMMW) sensor”, which promises to revolutionise operations in low-visibility minima.

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    Honeywell starts flight testing autonomous landing system for urban air mobility vehicles


    Honeywell Aerospace has begun flight testing an automated system that will help urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles land autonomously.

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    ​Aircraft interiors industry to take big hit from Covid-19: panel


    Aircraft interiors providers face a 60% drop in available spend for their products this year as airlines operate in survival mode amid the Covid-19 pandemic, industry observers have suggested.

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    Airbus A220 VIP cabin concept revealed


    A VIP cabin concept for an Airbus A220-300 has been unveiled by two US business aviation services companies in a bid to showcase the regional airliner as a viable alternative to traditional large-cabin, long-range business jets and established VIP narrowbodies.

  • Evation-Alice

    Honeywell launches lightweight cooling system for electric aircraft


    Honeywell Aerospace has unveiled a lightweight, low-maintenance cooling system for developers of urban air mobility (UAM) and electric aircraft, and has named the Eviation Alice as launch platform for the energy-efficient feature. The company’s micro vapor cycle system (MicroVCS) will be incorporated into the nine-seat, all-electric commuter aircraft in ...

  • Hand Sanitiser Dispenser_HAECO

    HAECO debuts contactless aircraft lavatory solutions


    HAECO’s cabin solutions unit has rolled out a suite of hands-free devices that can be fitted into existing aircraft lavatories, amid growing scrutiny of onboard sanitation during the coronavirus outbreak. The solutions include an electric, foot-controlled switch to flush toilets; an infrared, sensor-based waste basket lid; and a refillable ...

  • AFRL heating a C-17 in experiment to see if temperature could be raised to coronavirus-killing level

    Coronavirus could be killed in aircraft interiors using heat, early results show


    The US Air Force Research Laboratory has shown that common ground heaters could be used to raise the temperature of aircraft interiors to levels sufficient to kill the coronavirus and other biological contaminants.

  • Rockwell Collins Biometric facial scan

    Collins says contactless is the new king


    Collins Aerospace believes contactless biometrics and other hygiene-related technologies will be in high demand, as the air transport industry emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. LeAnn Ridgeway is vice-president of Collins Aerospace, itself a unit of Raytheon Technologies. Ridgeway is also part of an internal task force looking at ways ...

  • Safran Seats new innovations

    Safran unveils seating innovations for post-Covid market


    French firm senses an opportunity for cabin products that help passengers feel protected from virus 


    Adient Aerospace upbeat as it unveils new single-aisle business-class seat


    Despite the immediate impact of the coronavirus on air transport, seating manufacturer Adient Aerospace – part owned by Boeing – is pressing ahead with the launch of a new lie-flat business-class seat for single-aisle jets.

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    CAE anticipates ‘year of two halves’ as pilot training takes hit


    The Canadian company – market leader in full flight training devices and services – predicts a financial year of “two halves”, with “sharply lower demand and major disruptions to our operations” in the six months to September, followed by a “more positive” October to March 2021 as “markets potentially begin to reopen and travel restrictions ease”.

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    Aviointeriors promises new post-coronavirus seat design ‘in under six months’


    Italian firm Aviointeriors believes it could begin delivering within as little as six months a new seat designed to encourage passengers to feel safe flying again once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

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    HAECO rolls out passenger cabin freight stowage solution


    HAECO’s cabin solutions unit has launched a new stowage concept which will allow airlines to combine passengers and cargo in the main cabin. The concept comes amid depressed passenger traffic due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has led to a growing number of carriers using passenger aircraft to fly ...